Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy A20

A South Korean syndicate based in Samsung Town in Seoul. It consists of many subsidiaries and other group businesses. Samsung is a key player in the mobile phone industry and market. In many countries, Samsung is number one in smartphone brands.

Samsung has a wide range of products for all types and range of customers. It offers some top-of-the-class premium products and also offers a wide range of medium to low-budget phones. The reason that Samsung is the market leader in many countries is that it offers a mobile phone to all kinds of customers.

For brand-conscious customers, Samsung is always coming up with a new phone and new features. If you wish to spend tons of cash, you can opt for some of Samsung’s latest devices. But that does not mean low-budget customers cannot buy a Samsung phone.

Why Samsung?

Samsung is the trendsetter in the mobile industry. It has amazed its customers by offering them AMOLED screens bright colorful designs and many other attractions to its customers. Some of its attractions are the amazing screen savers and display themes which become more and more enticing each time there is an update.

Another key element of Samsung mobile is its camera. You need not buy a premium top-of-the-range mobile phone from Samsung to enjoy a fancy camera. Some of the lower-end and mid-range mobile phones are also equipped with state-of-the-art cameras. Selfie lovers and photography lovers can enjoy a wide range of mobiles with an equally wide range of camera options.

Detailed Comparison

Basic Information

ModelSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy A20
ManufacturerSamsungSamsung
Launch DateAnnouncedFebruary 2020March 2019
ReleasedMarch 2020April 2019
ExteriorWeight163g (5.75oz)169g (5.96oz)
Structure
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame, glass back (Gorilla glass 6)Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame, plastic back
Size Inches5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 in6.24 x 2.94 x 0.31 in
Size Millimeters151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm
Operating SystemAndroid 10.0 Upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0Android 9.0 (PIE) One UI
OS Version
Android v10.0
Android v9.0 (Pie)
OS UpgradableUpgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0
TypeSmartphoneSmartphone
ColorsCosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura RedRed, Deep Blue, Black, Coral, Orange, Gold

Display

Screen Size6.2 inch6.4 inch
Display TypeDynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)Super AMOLED
Display Colors16M16M
Screen Format20: 9 (height: width)19.5: 9 (height: width)
Screen Area95.9 cm²100.5 cm²
Screen Resolutions1440 x 3200 pixels720 x 1560 pixels
Touch Screen TypeCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel Per Inch566268
Scratch Resistant
Glass
NoNo
Notch DisplayYes, Punch HoleYes, Water Drop Notch

Camera

Camera TypeFront and RearFront and Rear
Camera FeaturesTripleDual
Rear CameraResolutions 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76”, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS13 + 5 megapixels
Rear Camera64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
Front CameraResolutions10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF8 megapixels, f/2.0
Selfie CameraFeatures
Dual video call, Auto-HDR
4K@30/60fps, 1080@30fps
1080@30fps
Rear Camera12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
13MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide)
  5MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
LED FlashYesYes
Video RecordingYesYes
Geo Tagging NoNo
Digital ZoomYesYes
AutofocusYesYes
Touch FocusYesYes
Face DetectionNoYes
High DefinitionRecordingYesYes
Maximum VideoResolutions 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS1080 @ 30 FPS
Panorama ModeYes
Yes
Laser AFNo
Yes

Battery

Battery CapacityLi-Ion4000 mAH4000 mAH
Talk TimeNANA
Removable BatteryNoNo
Fast Charging25W25W
Charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Sensors

KeypadTouch ScreenTouch Screen
Multi-touchCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
LightYesYes
ProximityYesYes
Gravity SensorYesNo
Fingerprint SensorYes, On-screenYes (rear-mounted)
Face UnlockYesYes
Orientation SensorYesNo
AccelerometerYesYes
CompassYesYes
GyroscopeYesNo
Dust ProofYes, dust resistantNo
Water-ResistantYes, IP68 Water-resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)No

Connectivity

SIMDualDual
2G CapableYesYes
3G, 4G CapableYesYes
5G CapableYesNo
GPRSYesYes
EdgeYesYes
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE – A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi HotspotMobile HotspotWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes 5.0, A2DPE, LEYes, 5.0, A2DPE, LE
NFCYesYes (market/region dependent)
Infrared PortNoNo
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GalileoYes, with A-GPS GLONASS
VolteYesYes

Technical Details

ChipsetSamsung EXYNOS 990 (7 nm+)- Global Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) -USAEXYNOS 7884 (14nm)
Architecture64 bit64 bit
CPUOcta-core (2 x 2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2 x 2.5 GHz Cortex – A76 & 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex – A55) – Global Octa-core (1 x 2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 585) – USAOcta-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.35 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G77 MP11- Global Adreno 650 – USAMali-G71 MP2
Processor CoreOcta-CoreOcta-Core
RAM8 GB3 GB
Storage Internal128 GB UFS 3.032 GB eMMC 5.1
Card Slot
microSDXC, upto 1 TB (dedicated slot)
microSDXC, upto 01 TB (dedicated slot)
Technology
GSM/HSPA/LTE
GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sound

LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers 32-bit/384kHz audio tuned by AKGYes
Audio JackUSB Type CYes, 3.5 mm
RadioFM Radio (Snapdragon model only; Market/operator dependent)FM Radio
USBUSB Type-C3.2, USB on the goUSB Type-C 2.0, USB on the go
Noise CancellationActive Noise cancellation with dedicated micActive Noise Cancellation with dedicated mic

Price

 

Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy A20
ProsConsProsCons
Water & Dust protection – IP 68 RatingAF Not Available for Selfie CameraSuperior DesignOkay on Performance
Six Color Options15W Slow Charger BundledAmoled DisplayIndoor Camera Performance Poor
5G with SnapdragonBattery Endurance Not GoodDedicated Card Slot
Triple CameraZoom Camera Not SharpLonger Battery Charge
120Hz AMOLED smooth displaySix Color Options

 

Differences Between S20 vs A20

Samsung Galaxy A20 is no doubt a good phone with a lot of features. But Samsung Galaxy S20 has a lot of features that are not available in Samsung Galaxy A20. There are many differences between the two phones.

Samsung Galaxy S20 has higher RAM depending on the version. S20 starts with 8GB RAM while Samsung Galaxy A20 has only 3GB RAM. S20 has Triple rear cameras yet A20 has Dual rear cameras.

The Processor speed is poles apart in both these phones. The CPU is also much faster and better in S20 as compared to A20. The screen glass and frame are also a major difference between the two mobile phones.

Many other features are present in the S20 model, yet they are not provided in the A20 model. The final difference between the two is the price. The price of S20 is almost 6 times more than that of A20. The reason being that S20 is a premium quality phone.

Which is better Samsung Galaxy S20 or S20+

Samsung S20 has four models. The models are S20 FE, S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. Whereas the S20 FE is the base model, and the rest are higher versions of the base model. Samsung S20+ is better than S20 in camera and multiband 5G technology. Since the S20+ supports millimeter-wave (mmWave).

Although S20 is equipped with sub-6GHz 5G Technology which has better range and can pass through buildings, its speed is slow and has a higher recess. Thus S20+ has the fastest 5G speed.

Conclusion

In the context of the comparison which has been shared above. We can conclude that Samsung Galaxy A20 is a good phone, but it is no match for Samsung S20. Samsung S20 is a premium range mobile and offers a lot to its users. That is why Samsung S20 and its other models, S20 FE, S20+, or S20 Ultra all are very costly in comparison to Samsung Galaxy A20.

In terms of performance, style, and durability Samsung Galaxy S20 and its variants are far ahead of Samsung Galaxy A20. Before the release of Samsung Galaxy S21, it was the flagship mobile of Samsung. It was launched to satisfy the craving of Samsung hardcore fans.

FAQ

What Android version is Samsung Galaxy A20?
The Samsung Galaxy A20 has Android 9.0 (Pie).

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